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SANDY ALDERSON RUMORS

Mets closer Parnell is shut down for week with sore forearm

NEW YORK (AP) Mets closer Bobby Parnell's rehabilitation for Tommy John surgery has been halted for a week because of right forearm soreness. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that team medical director Dr. David Altchek found nothing wrong with the right-hander's surgically repaired pitching elbow. Parnell already has been idle two day and will not throw for five...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Says Not Bailing On Flores

While I don’t always agree with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, I liked what he did today when he expressed confidence in struggling shortstop Wilmer Flores. The master of the deadpan obvious, Alderson said of Flores’ first week that, “It hasn’t been super,” noting three errors and a .158 batting average. Even so, Alderson didn’t put on notice the player he has frequently criticized...
Via New York Mets Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson and Collins Spoke with Reporters at Nationals Park

GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins met with reporters and discussed a variety of issues at Nationals Park in D.C.. 1. Alderson was not too pleased with the trade that sent Craig Kimbrel to the Padres. According to Adam Rubin, Alderson did not analyze the trade as a big win for his club, despite having a division opponent weaker in 2015.In fact, Alderson implied that San...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson is extremely happy with the Spring the Mets have had, and what he likes most is the camaraderie between the players and how they’ve invested in each other. He credits Mike Barwis and Kevin Long for some of that. He’s also very happy with the Mets record in Spring Training Alderson said that the Mets will likely go with three lefthanders in the bullpen, saying...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Facing A Lot Of Questions This Week

The Mets are entering the final week of their eventful spring training. Unless the Mets make a surprise trade – and what are the odds of that? – there shouldn’t be any notable additions, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t decisions to be made. ALDERSON: A lot of thinking to do. (AP) And, if you’ve followed closely, you know GM Sandy Alderson will make the final call...
Via New York Mets Report
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Heyman Blasts Claim That Alderson Revived The Mets

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports takes issue with the premise that general manager Sandy Alderson has revived the Mets as the new authorized biography Baseball Maverick claims. He is very critical of the overall positive and “saintly” portrayal of Alderson by former A’s beat writer Steve Kettmann who say’s Sandy’s one flaw is that he’s too competitive. “Maybe the book’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson and the 'revived' Mets

There's a new book called: "Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets." Apparently, Alderson has revolutionized the concept of "reviving" as well. When he took over as general manager after the 2010 season, the Mets had just finished 79-83 with an attendance of 2,559,738, eighth best in the National League. In 2014, the "revived" Mets finished...
Via Subway Squawkers
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Alderson Has No Complaints About Payroll Levels

Today Sandy Alderson clarified comments he made in his upcoming biography “Baseball Maverick” (Anthony DiComo). Alderson minimized the impact of the Mets financial woes saying that it has never been a problem for him during his tenure as Mets General Manager. “Some people want to interpret the last four years strictly in terms of what financial resources were available or...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: the Ian Desmond trade edition

Acquiring a shortstop for the 2015 season has been an ongoing issue for the New York Mets this offseason. General manager Sandy Alderson has kept the team on a shoestring budget for some time, which for NY Sports fans, is extremely frustrating because the Mets could be a threat for the post season with the addition of a competitive shortstop. Right now Wilmer Flores looks to be...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Sandy Alderson make any moves?

In the past, Sandy Alderson has not made too many big splash moves to help the major league team. Most of the trades so far have involved selling off pieces of the Mets for prospects, which has worked out for the Mets as they are coming up through the system and making an impact on the big league club. The only big free agent contract he has handed out was to Curtis Granderson...
Via Mets360.com
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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